Video: School pupils earn their stripes at safari park's new tiger trail

St Helens youngsters have taken part in an exciting video project to promote Knowsley Safari Park's latest attraction.

In celebration of Knowsley Safari’s new £1.4million Amur Tiger Trail, Knowsley’s Learning & Discovery team have been taking their conservation message on the road.

Working alongside Manchester schools: St Johns Primary, Chorlton & Cavendish Primary, West Didsbury and Merseyside schools: Trinity St Peters, Formby & Kingsmead Primary, Hoylake, the team have helped children learn about Amur tigers and the threats to them in the wild through a specially designed workshop - culminating in recording a special version of the classic 80s anthem, Eye of The Tiger.

Amur tigers are an Endangered species with numbers thought to be only around 500 in the wild. Of the nine subspecies of tiger, three are already extinct and the Amur tiger is the largest living species remaining.

Nikki Mallott, Knowsley Safari’s Head of Learning & Discoveries said: “This is the message that we’ve been taking out to local schools as part of our outreach work, focusing on work that is being done to preserve numbers as well as conservation efforts around the globe to help children understand how they can help - like looking out for sustainable messaging on everyday items!

“We’ve found children really take these messages to heart and the sessions we have run in schools have been enormously rewarding.

“We’ve also worked with pupils from St Augustine’s High School, St Helens, to create a powerful piece of street theatre around the subject of the Amur tiger and the threats they face in the wild that has been entirely researched by the students themselves and was performed for VIPs from across the region at our pre-opening event."

He added: “Now the Amur Tiger Trail is open to the public, we expect lots of the children who visit over the summer and beyond will be eager to know all about the tigers and their lives.”

The new Amur tiger trail opened on Friday 25 May and is packed with facts and interactive opportunities to learn all about the tigers, their environment and the threats that they face in the wild.

To book a school visit from the Knowsley Safari Learning and Discovery team, visit